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Cosmopolitan India

Cosmopolitan India February 2019

Cosmopolitan isn’t just a magazine, it’s a religion. Now in its 15th year in India, Cosmopolitan is the world’s largest selling magazine, with 200 million readers annually in a 100 countries. It is published in over 26 languages, but at its core, it speaks only one – that of fun fearless females globally. Another language it speaks? That of stupendous success!Top Indian actresses, models and singers have been on the cover of Cosmopolitan before the rest of the world recognised their spark-because we know a fun fearless female when we see one! When we put someone on the Cosmopolitan cover, we acknowledge her right to be counted among the best in the business.

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2 min.
editor’s letter

THE CRUCIAL QUALITY YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR IN A RELATIONSHIP What do women want in a partner? From the many discussions I’ve had, most lists go something like this: ‘Sense of Humour’, ‘Success’, ‘Intelligence’, ‘Honesty’, ‘A Love for Travel’, ‘Loyalty’, ‘Chemistry’, ‘Generosity’, ‘Must Own a Horse’ (I kid you not, I couldn’t make that up even if I wanted to)… But while all these traits are great—even vital—I’d like you to consciously consider an oft-missed quality. A quality that should really be number-one on your list, underlining the rest…kindness. Kindness is that one ingredient that can literally make or break a relationship. For one, it’s a predictor of many other desirable personality traits—warmth, trustworthiness, compassion, and generosity, which usually hang out in the same territory. When a man treats you—and others around him—with…

1 min.
4 things i’m loving this month

The Petite Boite Chapeau Bag by Louis Vuitton, ₹3,15,000, is the perfect blend of whimsy and luxury, which every cat lover (or not) will cherish forever. This pair of fun sneakers by Aldo, ₹7,999, has everything I look for in a pair of shoes—comfort and pretty motifs. 2019’s all about empowering the rainbow and what better than this versatile Vara Bow Rainbow Bag by Salvatore Ferragamo, ₹1,20,000, to walk the talk. It’s the month of love and I’m currently crushing on these red-heeled mules by Fendi, price on request. The best part: they’re perfect for showing off your glossy, fresh pedicure.…

2 min.
you tell us

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR “I’ve always assumed Janhvi Kapoor to be shy and reserved, but I was glad to discover her fun side in this interview. Not only was it great to learn about her equation with her family, but I was also impressed by her humility and wit. Also, how cool does she look in this new hairdo?! She really rocked the new look.” —Srishti Mehra COUNTING ON MY STARS “2018 was a hit-and-miss year for me, but I want to make the most of 2019. And after reading my astro predictions in Your 2019 Forecast, I’m approaching the new year with renewed optimism. Plus, The Label List came just in time to revamp my wardrobe as I embark on this new journey.” —Kajal Rai SELF-LOVE FTW! “As a plus-size girl, I’ve always struggled with…

2 min.

“After a bad breakup with a live-in boyfriend, I decided to stay in the apartment while he moved out. But he agreed to continue splitting our electricity and water bill till the end of the rental agreement…and I’ve been secretly over-charging him. He has no clue because he just takes my word for it.” —MEGHA P., 29 “While staying at my grandma’s house, I was looking for tweezers for my brows. She didn’t have any, but I remembered one of my mom’s old tricks and used a razor. In one swipe, I shaved off half my arch and had to use a black liner to fill it in.” —KARLENE A., 27 “I posted a photo of my male boss and me on Insta, and the next day, I saw my sister had commented as…

1 min.
hey, how do i wear… bin-bag trousers?

WHY IT WORKS This season’s leather trouser is voluminous, tailored and polished, often with pleats or a paper-bag waist. Worried you’ll look like you’ve wrapped your thighs in a tietop bin bag? With a defined waist, heels, and a mix of textures, there is zero chance you’ll end up discarded at the local corner. TOTALLY WAISTED Leathers are bulkier than jeans or standard trousers. Plus, they have a slightly unforgiving sheen. So tops look best tucked in. Pushing up your sleeves to show some skin will make your outfit look more pulled-together, too. TEXTURE CLASH Leather plays best against the most tactile of finishes: thick ropey knits, crisp indigo denim, and fluid silks and satins. The contrast in texture breaks up the outfit, keeping you in proportion, which can be tricky in roomy pieces. A…

3 min.
20 things we love